My grandfather is the only living brother to his brother whom passed away.
He had bank accounts and a property that was sold for $120,000. The deceased's niece appointed herself as administrator, even though my grandfather (the deceased's only living brother) was next of kin, but he never knew about any property so never did anything.
So now, we received notice to "clear probate notes" and I went to court for my grandfather. She wanted to file a "terminate proceedings/discharge". It turns out, that the deceased's niece sold property for $120,000. She said after "fees" it was only $80,000. This was about 6 years ago and she said she kept everything for herself, spent everything and nothing is left. Wasn't my grandfather entitle to any of this property as the deceased's brother?